Start up

My Startup Journey

Startups are hard, everyone says this, I remember before starting Fashpa, reading this post by the King of Nigerian Startup scene and thinking just how hard can it be, isn’t everything in life hard anyway. I mean...

Raising fund for your startup in Nigeria

So you have built an amazing startup, you have survived on garri and epa or cereal  or indomie ( insert austerity food of choice here), you have a small team, you have brought a...

Can too much money be a bad thing?

After I wrote the title of this blog, it felt almost contrary to everything that should hold true. In building a business Money/ Cash is king, in fact, a VC partner once said to...

Do’s and Don’ts of writing an effective pitch deck

There is a lot of information on the internet about how to prepare your pitch deck. So much that it is difficult to remember a majority of them. Luckily, we’ve been able to compile a quick...

Effective Low-cost Marketing ideas

One major challenge I faced as small business owner in the early stage is lack of funds for marketing. I had read and studied how to use advanced marketing strategies such as Facebook advertising,...
finacial circles

The Four Financial Circles

In my article, What Does It Mean To Live Like Horses? I shared on how the quest for survival puts emerging entrepreneurs in a difficult position when negotiating payment terms with clients, and how it ultimately...

How the quest for survival inhibits the growth of emerging entrepreneurs

What does it mean to live like horses? You never will see the full glamour and beauty of a horse while it’s encumbered and kept in the stall. Set it free and see it rise...
leaking taps

On Business and leaking taps

For a couple of days, the shower in my bathroom has been leaking, very slowly. One night I deliberately placed an empty bucket under the shower before going to bed. Drop by drop, hour...
Start up funding

Do your startup need funding? Let this checklist decide

A lot of startups want funding, but the truth is a vast majority of them may not get it.Because their businesses are not ready to receive funds. You’ve got an idea that you’re excited about. You’ve...
no money

How to start a business with no money

First of all, don’t. Don’t start a business without money.If you have no money, don’t start a business. In fact, don’t start a business at all. Just continue with your 9 – 5 and enjoy...

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On May 7th, I had lunch with a friend at Orchid Bistro, Greenville Place, Isaac John Street, Ikeja. It was two months after I had...

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